Young Athlete Bill of Rights

SCSSC Supports Children in Sports

Santa Clarita Speed Skating abides by the Young Athlete Bill of Rights. We are devoted to supporting children in their athletic pursuits, but also value that kids should be allowed to be kids and have fun.

Young athletes have the: 

  1. Right to participate in sports.
  2. Right to participate at a level commensurate with each child’s maturity and ability.
  3. Right to have qualified adult leadership.
  4. Right to play as a child and not as an adult.
  5. Right of children to share in the leadership and decision-making of their sport participation.
  6. Right to participate in safe and healthy environments.
  7. Right to proper preparation for participation in sports.
  8. Right to an equal opportunity to strive for success.
  9. Right to be treated with dignity.
  10. Right to have fun in sports.
  11. Right to have responsibilities.

Reprinted with permission from Guidelines for Children’s Sports; R. Martens and V. Seefeldt (Eds.); Washington, D.C.; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1979